August 23, 2016 2:41 pm
Updated: August 24, 2016 6:29 am

Drop Zone: Rappelling 22 storeys in support of Camp Easter Seals

WATCH ABOVE: Downtown Saskatoon was overrun with 'superheros' today all rappelling off of one of Saskatoon's highest buildings in the annual Easter Seals drop zone raising money for Camp Easter Seal, a fully accessible summer camp for kids.

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Dozens of Saskatoon residents took a leap of faith Tuesday, rappelling from one of the city’s tallest buildings for charity.

The annual Drop Zone fundraiser for Camp Easter Seal had participants rappel 22 storeys down Carlton Tower, many of them dressed as super heroes.

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Camp Easter Seal is Saskatchewan’s only fully wheelchair accessible summer camp. Located at Manitou Beach, it gives children and adults with varied disabilities a full summer camp experience.

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All participants in Tuesday’s Drop Zone had to fundraise a minimum of $1,500, which is roughly enough to cover the cost of one camper. Last year’s combined total for Saskatoon and Regina was approximately $240,000.

This year is Lynn Peterson’s first time participating in the drop, and she raised enough to send two people to camp.

“Really that’s what it’s all about,” she said, adding that rappelling “is just the icing on the cake. Its all about the fundraising.”

A total of 53 people participated this year in Saskatoon, including Global’s Carly Robinson and Eric Beck.

WATCH: The annual Easter Seals Drop Zone had over 50 people rappelling down Saskatoon’s Carlton Tower. Global’s Carly Robinson and cameraman Eric Beck had the chance to join in the fun. 

 

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